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History-Suspension 1
History-Suspension 2
History-Suspension 3
History-Suspension 4
History-Suspension 5
History-Suspension 6
History-Suspension 7

Undercarriage 1
Undercarriage 2
Steering Wheel 1
Steering Wheel 2
Steering Lock
Safety Steering
Rack Pinion Steering
Steering Ratio 1
Steering Ratio 2
Steering Ratio 3
Ball Steering
Worm Roller Steering
Hydraulic Power Steer. 1
Hydraulic Power Steer. 2
Electr. Power Steer. 1
Electr. Power Steer. 2
Electr.-hydraulic Pump
Torque (power steer.)
Electr. Stab. Program
Finger Steering
One-piece Track Rod
Four Wheel Steering 1
Four Wheel Steering 2
Four Wheel Steering 3
Dry Joint
Suspension control 1
Wheel positions
Spring systems
Electr. Air Suspension
Center of Gravity
Oblique/lateral drift angle
Elk Test
Wheel Bearing 1
Wheel Bearing 2
Wheel Bearing 3
Wheel Bearing 4
Ind. pulse sensor
Wheel sensor 2
Transversal Axis
Suspension Carrier
Below View
Adj. suspension
Stabilizer 1
Stabilizer 2
Double-wishbone 1
Double-wishbone 2
Double-wishbone 3
Air suspension truck
McPherson Strut 1
McPherson Strut 2
McPherson Strut 3
McPherson Strut 4
Trailing Arm
Twist-beam Rear Axle
Space Arms
Multilink Axle
Semi-trailing Arm Axle
Rear-wheel Drive
Electr. Stab. Program
ABS/ESP-Hydr. Unit
One-arm Swing. Fork
Formula-3 Racing Car
Pend. Wheel Suspen.
Torson Crank Suspen.
DeDion Axle 1
DeDion Axle 2
Rigid Axle 1
Rigid Axle 2
Rigid Axle 3
Rigid Axle 4
Rigid Axle 5
Self steering axle
Track rod joint
Coil Spring 1
Coil Spring 2
Coil Spring 3
Leaf Spring
Torsion Bar Spring
Rubber Suspension
Hydropn. Suspension
Air Suspension 1
Air Suspension 2
Shock Absorber 1
Shock Absorber 2
Shock Absorber 3
Shock Absorber 4
Shock Absorber 5
Single-tube Damper 1
Single Tube Damper 2
Double-tube Damper
Shock Absorber Piston
Friction Absorber
Wheel Positions

Tyre Calculation
Inch -> mm
Axle Load Distrib.
Payload Distrib.
Roller Resistance 2

Wheel suspension 1
Wheel suspension 2
Wheels 1
Suspension 1
Suspension 2
Suspension 5
Steering 1
Steering 2


Transverse Control Arm     (Wishbone)

Pressed sheet-metal or aluminium part

This construction method can still be found, made from two halves of pressed or spot-welded sheet-metal. In the meantime, there are wishbones made of aluminium (see figure below). This offers more protection against corrosion - and twice as important - is lighter. It used to be made from forged steel and was heavier and more complicated.

Rubber bearings are more flexible

Here is, at least the second generation of rubber bearings at work. As can be seen on the left pivot-bearing, it is mounted at a certain torsion angle. Looking at the enlarged picture (click twice), one can see that the vulcanised rubber insertion reacts to kick movements to the left and to the right softer than it does to an up-and-down movement. Varying flexibility, in all four directions occurs often in the chassis frame.

Ball-head replacement, correction of the camber

Right at the top of the wishbone, we see the bearing for the replaceable supporting ball-joint. Judging by the shape, this is probably the left wishbone (McPherson-strut). Should camber corrections to the wishbone be possible, they are carried out by way of elongated holes for the supporting ball-joint or by shifting the complete wishbone assembly.

Stabiliser as part of the wishbone

One question does seem to be valid: does the second figure actually show a wishbone? It is of course, only a part of it. The other part is formed by the stabiliser. It is threaded on one end and is bolted on to the bushing with the rubber bearing on the right next to the ball-head. Together with the suspension strut, this wishbone probably makes up the simplest possible front suspension. 10/10

The wishbone is a typical part of the independent suspension.

Pressing out the old supporting joint